Many stuck at AP border due to lockdown now get entry

Those not willing to stay in quarantine after reaching home not allowed to pass

Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh police allowed a majority of people who were stranded at the inter-state border on Thursday, to enter Andhra Pradesh after they promised to stay in home quarantine.

Those who were not willing to give an assurance of either staying at home quarantine or at government isolation wards were told to return to Hyderabad.

It may be recalled that on Thursday, after talks with chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy disclosed at a press conference that students and others would be allowed into their respective states if they were willing to stay in self-quarantine or under the surveillance of the state governments.

Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao told a press conference on Friday that the Telangana government was taking steps to provide shelter, food and medicines to students and people of Andhra who are in need.

He gave an assurance that no one would stay hungry during the lockdown till April 15.

Earlier in the day, Perni Venkata Ramaiah, Information and public relations minister, Andhra Pradesh government, while briefing the Cabinet, also said that people belonging to Andhra Pradesh who had come from Hyderabad were admitted to the state if they agreed to self-isolation in their respective homes or in government hospitals and quarantine homes established in the state.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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